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Vigorous Institution, A: The Living Legacy of Patrick Geddes

A Vigorous Institution

The Living Legacy of Patrick Geddes

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Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) was a polymath. Gardener, biologist, conservationist, town planner, warrior for peace, social evolutionist; he achieved an incredible amount for one man. This book takes a new look at Geddes' life, drawing on newly discovered material to try to come to an understanding of Geddes' drive and success. How much of an anarchist was he? How influential were his home and childhood experiences? Why did he change his name and why - until the publication of this book - was his birth site shrouded in mystery?

'He was one of the outstanding thinkers of his generation, not merely in the world, and not only one of the greatest Scotsmen of the past century but in our entire history.' - Hugh Macdiarmid.

'One might get the impression that Professor Geddes is a vigorous institution, rather than a man.' - Lewis Mumford.
Title A Vigorous Institution
Subtitle The Living Legacy of Patrick Geddes
Author Walter Stephen (ed.), Aubrey Manning, James Mackinnon, Mike Small, Kenny Munro, Frank Spaven, Anne-Michelle Slater, Sofia Leonard
ISBN 9781905222889
Binding Paperback
Author Bio Walter Stephen is a former Chairman of the Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust. For 20 years he ran the first successful Urban Studies Centre in the UK, heavily influenced by Geddes' work. Contributors include Aubrey Manning, James Mackinnon, Mike Small, Kenny Munro, Frank Spaven, Anne-Michelle Slater and Sofia Leonard. All the contributors have an incredible knowledge of and dedication to the living legacy left by Patrick Geddes.
BIC Subject Biography: general
BISAC Subject BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
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